Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for patients with chest pain.

@article{Kuntz1999CosteffectivenessOD,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for patients with chest pain.},
  author={Karen M. Kuntz and Kirsten E. Fleischmann and M. G. Myriam Hunink and Pamela Sylvia Douglas},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={130 9},
  pages={709-18}
}
BACKGROUND Many noninvasive tests exist to determine whether patients should undergo coronary angiography. The routine use of coronary angiography without previous noninvasive testing is typically not advocated. OBJECTIVE To determine the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for patients with chest pain. DESIGN Cost-effectiveness analysis. DATA SOURCES Published data. TARGET POPULATION Patients who present with chest pain, have no history of myocardial infarction, and are able to… CONTINUE READING
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